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IRRV finalists in two categories

Excel Civil Enforcement is excited to have been shortlisted for two IRRV awards, the first for ‘Excellence in Staff Development’ and the second being for ‘Excellence in Enforcement’. Staff development is a priority for us and we continue to strive to

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Charitable organisations and business rates

In a recession, one of the more notable aspect of the high street is the growth in charity shops. For the landlord these can be useful tenants but there is the potential for owners to be out of pocket. Who

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Non-domestic rates ruling on ‘beneficial occupation’

A landmark ruling on ‘beneficial occupation’ one of the four ingredients which must be determined when deciding rateable occupation for business rates purposes was handed down by the High Court on 6th July 2018 and is likely to have a

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Excel awarded HMRC contract for process serving

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded the contract to provide provision of Process Serving of various legal notices including but not limited to statutory demands and individual and company petitions for HMRC.  The contract will run from 10th

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Enforcement agents: employed or self-employed?

Self-employed agents Clearly, there are benefits to both the self-employed Enforcement agents and the agency engaging them.  The agent is his/her own boss, can manage the work as and when he/she sees fit and, depending on the agreed percentage of

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Welsh consultation: removal of sanction of imprisonment for council tax non-payment 

Removal of the sanction of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax consultation At least 62 people were imprisoned in England and Wales during 2016-2017 with nearly a third being from Wales.  Cases of council tax debt have increased following the

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Liability orders

Council tax liability orders Council tax liabilities orders are increasing year on year with over 3.5 million council tax liability orders issued to local authorities last year. What is a liability order? A liability order is obtained from the Magistrates

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Council tax on empty properties

Long term empty properties It is becoming more common for council tax to be charged at higher rates on long term empty properties, this is called the ‘empty homes premium’. A long term empty property is classified as one that

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Stress and debt

Stress and money issues often go hand in hand. You owe money, this makes you stressed, you borrow further to pay your debts and the stress levels rise. With credit more readily available than ever before and borrowing rates almost

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition affecting moods, the bipolar condition can mean that the sufferer swings from feeling depressed to feeling manic and happy. The highs and lows felt are extreme and can be stabilized with medication. Bipolar disorder affects

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